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Why 5,000 year-old glass is still wine’s best friend

We love new things at Friends of Glass – but did you know that just by being told something is new can distort how people feel about something?

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Why 5,000 year-old glass is still wine’s best friend

Using glass around the home this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today (22 April) we are exploring the ways you can recycle and reuse glass around your home. There are loads of small changes you can make to live a more sustainable lifestyle and incorporate glass around your home. Here are a few of our tips.

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Using glass around the home this Earth Day

What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

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What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

Friends of Glass urge brands to move back into glass after consumer survey results

Following Earth Day, the pan-European consumer movement Friends of Glass is calling on brands to make the switch back to glass.

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Friends of Glass urge brands to move back into glass after consumer survey results

What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

Towards the end of 2019, FEVE and Friends of Glass launched their ‘Close the Glass Loop’ campaign to boost the glass collection for recycling rate to a target of 90% across Europe.

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What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

The best gifts in glass this Christmas

It’s that time of year again.

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The best gifts in glass this Christmas

What is a deposit return scheme and why should glass not be included?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the proposed deposit return scheme in Scotland which is currently scheduled to come into effect in 2021. But at Friends of Glass, we realised that a lot of people may not actually know what a deposit return scheme is and how it’ll effect how we recycle our household waste.

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What is a deposit return scheme and why should glass not be included?

The Recycle Week Recap

Last week saw the latest edition of Recycle Now’s annual ‘Recycle Week’ celebration with brands and individuals from around the UK take inspiration from environmental activists, such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, to take recycling back into their own hands.

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The Recycle Week Recap

Recycle Week Case Study: Trerobart Primary School, Pontypridd

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Pontypridd’s Trerobart Primary School have learned a whole new world of knowledge through the project.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Trerobart Primary School, Pontypridd

Recycle Week Case Study: Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Ysgol Maes Y Felin is keeping it local with their activism after being inspired by Glass Guardians.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell

Recycle Week Case Study: Blackwell Primary School, Alfreton

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Blackwell Primary School in Alfreton embody that with their Tough Tomatoes environmental action group.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Blackwell Primary School, Alfreton

Recycle Week Case Study: Pensby Primary School, The Wirral

This Recycle Week, change is in our own hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. The second case study comes courtesy of Pensby Primary School in the Wirral.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Pensby Primary School, The Wirral
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